At SWTVMC, we are dedicated to our community and committed to improving it.

Wild Cat Wednesday

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 11.05.55 PMIn 2011, we began our Wild Cat Wednesday program to help address a growing problem in our community. Feral and stray cats populations that are left unattended lead to overpopulation and public health problems such as parasites and viruses which can be spread from cats to people.  For a reduced price, feral cats may be brought in with or without an appointment every Wednesday to be spayed or neutered. In most cases, they will go home the same day. They may be dropped off in humane cat traps or carriers.  Placing their food source deep inside a carrier that you can quickly close at feeding time is a practical way to trap a feral cat.  Click on our form to learn more about our program.  Wild Cat Wednesday form

Hospital tours
We are proud of what we do and love to show it off! Have you ever seen our surgical suite? Do you know how animals are monitored in surgery? Have you ever seen an x-ray or a bladder stone? We give interesting, age appropriate tours for children and adults. Call Mary, our practice coordinator, 830-278-4441 to set up a behind the scenes tour of our facility for your group. Children and adults alike enjoy seeing the inner working of our hospital.

 

Rabies Drive
Every spring we travel to nearby communities to make sure as many pets in South Texas and the surrounding Hill Country communities receive vaccinations as possible. We want pet care to be convenient and easily accessible. Watch for 2019 dates to be published on our Facebook page. Includes Uvalde, Sabinal, Knippa, Leakey, Camp Wood, Batesville.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

SWTVMC continues to work with local authorities to care for orphaned and injured wildlife. Dr. Colvin and Dr. Russell are members of the National Wildlife Association.  Dr. Russell is licensed by the state of Texas to rehabilitate injured wildlife

 

 

 

 

El Progresso Library- Vet Story Hour 

Dr Kathleen Morriss and assistants volunteer to read and present live animal presentations at our local library.  The children enjoy petting Dr. Wu, Spitfire the pony and numerous goats and kittens.  Dr. Morriss selects different animal themed children’s books and provides some hands on experience for the children.

 

 

Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club –Up and Coming Cowboy/Cowgirl Buckle Sponsor

For over 60 years, the Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club has been promoting kids, horses, family and good sportsmanship with Monday night rodeos during the summer.  SWTVMC is honored to sponsor this special award given to a cowboy or cowgirl that shows improvement, exceptional sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of rodeo.

We also volunteer for and/or provide monetary support to many local organizations. In 2016-2017 we have supported these organizations.